Adobe had caused a stir a couple of weeks ago when they announce its subscription based ‘Creative Cloud‘ service.

To help you understand Adobe’s confusing pricing systems, the good folks at Digital Camera Info has put together an infographic that compares the cost of boxed sets and the cost of a ‘Creative Cloud’ subscription.

After the jump.


Creative Cloud and Boxed Set comparisonClick Image for larger view.

While some think that the subscription based model used by Adobe is more expensive, it is actually not. Compared to boxed version, the subscription model is cheaper if you calculate it on a yearly basis. Typically, the more Adobe’s application that you use, the cheaper the Cloud becomes; Creatives typically use more than a single application. A Master Collection will cost in excessive of US$2000 where Creative Cloud will only cost you less than US$600 a year.